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Charming Lakemont Pines Cabin

Arnold, CA, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

Our adorable 1000 sq ft cabin is not your typical rustic getaway. We know you'll love our peaceful, clean and comfortable place in the woods!

The decor is modern and relaxed, with comfort in mind throughout. The welcoming but uncluttered living room includes a comfortable sofa and a big coffee table for card games. We have a TV, DVD, Roku box with video games, and loads of movies, books, games and puzzles to enjoy, plus excellent WiFi if you really must stay in touch.

The open-plan kitchen has recent appliances and a spacious breakfast bar, and the adjacent dining area seats six. The toasty gas fireplace makes this a perfect place to relax after a day on the slopes with a cup of cocoa and a view of the snow laden pines.

The spacious front bedroom has a queen-size bed while the larger rear bedroom has a queen and twin bunks. In the summertime, the beds are fitted with lightweight duvets, with cozy wool blankets added during the colder season. Newer mattresses and pads make for comfortable support.

In the evening, put your grilling skills to test on the spacious deck, complete with gas barbecue. (Please note that deck furniture is put away during the rainy season and reappears by Memorial Day. The grill is out year-round.)

We're ideally located in the desired Lakemont Pines neighborhood with its wonderful private lake for swimming, catch-and-relase fishing, or paddling a boat. Full guest privileges during the mid-June to Labor Day summer season (including horseshoes, volleyball, children's playground, lodge, snack shack, loaner kayaks and paddleboats, and more) are included with your rental. If you bring your own gear, you can enjoy the lake off-season, too! The lake is easy walking distance from the bottom of our lot. Arnold is a hiker's paradise, with the trail-head into the national forest at the end of our road, and the newly-designated Arnold Rim Trail, a local favorite.

If you've never been to the Arnold area, you're in for a treat! Ideally located in the Stanislaus National Forest, we are 30 minutes from Bear Valley Ski Resort to the east, and 20 minutes from the charming gold rush town of Murphys, with its wine tasting rooms, boutique shopping and gourmet restaurants. Also nearby are Columbia State Park, a preserved gold rush community; Calaveras Big Trees State Park and its giant sequoias; and Railtown 1897 State Historic Park, not to mention golf, winery tours, cave tours, zip lines, horseback riding and more! Yosemite Valley is about 2.5 hours to the south.

Arnold weather is ideal for all-season fun! The warmest months are June through September, with average temps in the perfect upper 70s - low 80s range. The cabin is shady and cool, and the lake water temp is in the mid-70s. Ski season normally begins in December and carries through mid-April. Because we're at 4,000 feet, we get the postcard views without the heavy snow load farther up the hill, which means easier access during the snow season. And spring and fall are normally in the 55 - 65 range -- perfect for checking out the fall foliage in Ebbetts Pass, or visiting Yosemite without the crowds.

**PLEASE NOTE** We do not charge a cleaning fee! Instead, we require our guests to do a light clean before leaving, including wiping down bath and kitchen surfaces, beds made, and floors swept/vacuumed/lightly mopped as needed. This does include taking out your trash and emptying the vacuum. We also do a periodic deep clean.

Pet requests: We allow one well-behaved dog on approval, and payment of a fee. Pets should not be left unattended at the cabin. Pets are not permitted on the furniture.

Refunds/Cancellations: We cannot offer any refunds within 60 days of the first night of your stay, for any reason.


Elis Imboden

Member Since 2012
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Elis Imboden

Elis grew up camping in the woods of northern California, and as a busy mom and university administrator, loves the tranquility of reading a good book surrounded by trees on the deck before anyone's awake. Lucas is also a reader and enjoys the many books, games, and puzzles at the cabin, as well as the belly flop contests at the lake and skiing at Bear Valley.

Elis Imboden purchased this Cabin in 2011

Why Elis Imboden chose Arnold

Arnold is ideally located, with loads of activities but plenty of peace and quiet. Lakemont Pines is like an old-time lake resort in the summer, with outdoor movies and sandcastle contests at the lodge.

What makes this Cabin unique

When Elis bought the cabin in 2011, it was badly in need of a makeover. She saw nothing but potential. After plenty of hard work with the help of family and friends, she is proud to welcome guests to enjoy the results.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Shower/tub combo

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Rural


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Space heaters in each room make it nice and toasty in winter!
                    • Internet
                    • Gas Fireplace
                    • Parking
                    • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      We have a turnout that will fit your RV or boat, as well as driveway parking for your cars.
                    • Telephone
                      Bring your calling card for long distance calls
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Free, fast wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Four kinds! Electric drip, French press, stovetop espresso pot, and pour-over filter cone.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen includes pots and pans, dishes and utensils, coffee makers/kettle/teapot. Sorry, no dishwasher. Some pantry items are included, and there's an excellent market just up the hill.
                        • Microwave


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 9 people


                                • Books
                                  An eclectic selection heavy on good beach/fireside reading.
                                • DVD Player
                                  Lots of DVDs
                                • Games
                                  All your favorites: Monopoly, Battleship, Sorry...
                                • Television
                                  Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO NOW, and more!
                                • Video Games
                                  Angry Birds, Galaga, and more!


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Newer deck with lounge and dining furniture in warmer months.
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Borrow kayaks from the Stuff Shack at the lake!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Just up the hill in Bear Valley!


                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • boating
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • scenic drives
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • groceries

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • rafting
                                                    • cross country skiing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • pier fishing
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • snowmobiling
                                                    • spelunking
                                                    • swimming


                                                        • Bring your sheets and towels. No need to pack food - Big Trees Market in Arnold and Sierra Hills Natural Foods in Murphys will have everything you may need!

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 1:00 PM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          31 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Nice and cozy cabin to stay in!

                                                          Mike H.

                                                          What a fantastic cabin! We got lucky and went up the day before it snowed - that was a treat for us and our kids. About 40 (or so) minutes to Bear Valley depending on the weather conditions. Decor is cute and rustic, beds were comfy and just enough space. The gas stove/fireplace was great at heating up the front room - it was nice and toasty with the super cold air outside. All in all, a great place to stay- we'd love to return in the summer. Thank you Elis!

                                                          We loved it!

                                                          John J R.San Jose, Ca

                                                          It was perfect for my wife and myself, we needed to get away from the city, breath, hike and have a time to our self and this cabin was perfect. Thank you Elis for allowing us to stay at your place.

                                                          Peace and love!

                                                          John and Alejandra.

                                                          Wonderful spot.

                                                          Martha H.Oakland, CA

                                                          We love their sweet and cozy cabin.

                                                          Sweet, charming and very clean cabin. Perfect getaway for our family of four

                                                          Teri J.

                                                          Had a wonderful time in this sweet cabin surrounded by the beauty of Arnold.


                                                          st w.

                                                          very nicely appointed, wonderful rear deck, clean, only small issue: no dishwasher which is a little hard with more than two people--but we really liked the stay there.

                                                          Thank you.

                                                          Lovely cabin!

                                                          Rebecca O.PRUNEDALE

                                                          We loved this cabin. Very clean and such cute decore. The beds were confy and my girls loved the bunk beds. We will definitely be back! Thank you Elis!


                                                          Arnold, CA, USA

                                                          We're right between Bear Valley skiing to the north and gold country and wineries just down the hill in Murphys. There's something for everyone, and only 2 1/2 hours from the Bay Area!

                                                          Rates & Availability

                                                          Additional information about rental rates

                                                          Pet Fee
                                                          Damage Insurance
                                                          Damage Deposit

                                                          Please note that we do not charge a cleaning fee. Instead, we ask require guests to leave the cabin clean when they go, including surfaces wiped clean, trash taken out, floors swept or mopped as needed, dishes washed and put away and anything else that may be required to restore the cabin to a clean and pleasant condition. Please note that this may mean emptying the vacuum if it's full. We do a deep clean at least once each month. We provide pillows and blankets, you provide your own sheets and towels, including beach towels. Pet fee will be refunded in full unless we receive a report of damage or a complaint from the neighbors about barking. Dogs should not be left unattended at any time unless crated with cabin windows closed to avoid damage and disturbing the peace of the neighborhood. Refunds are at the sole discretion of the owner. Please download the Rental Agreement. It is understood and agreed that payment signifies that the Agreement has been read, fully understood, and accepted by both parties.

                                                          31 Reviews
                                                          Wonderful 4.8/5
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